Registration information

New registration applications

Each month the Board meets to consider applications for registration and re-registration of veterinary practitioners. General registration applications must be submitted at least  3 weeks before the monthly meeting. Applicants can request a fast track service for a fee: fast-track applications take 7 days to process.

Cut-off dates for applications:       
  • 11 October 2017 for Board meeting on 1 November 2017
  • 15 November 2017 for Board meeting on 6 December 2017
  • 13 December 2017 for Board meeting on 10 January 2017
Applications for Specific Registration must be submitted at least 12 weeks before the proposed date of registration.

 

Application guidance

You can email and/or post us your application: Essential application information:
  • The Board will only consider complete applications.
  • The application forms say which documents you must provide.
  • Documents must be good quality colour PDF scans or photocopies. We do not accept smartphone images or faxes.
  • Copies of some documents must be certified by an authorised person, e.g. your degree, your proof of identification and the statutory declaration in the application form.
    • Copies must be certified on the front next to the information being certified (not on the blank back page).
    • The form contains a list of persons authorised to witness documents.
    • The Board requires documents to be witnessed independently. We do not accept documents from people who are related to you or live in the same household as you.

Registration and other service fees

New applicants for registration pay service and registration fees, examples below:

  • New graduates applying for general registration: $150 application fee + $180 registration fee = Total $330
  • General registration (including restoration/re-registration): $150 application fee + $360 registration fee = Total $510 (or $330 after 1 December because the registration fee is then $180)
  • Specific registration: $150 application fee + $75 complex assessment fee + $360 registration fee = Total $585
  • Specialist endorsement: $150 application fee + $250 specialist endorsement fee = Total $400. NOTE that specialists also pay a general registration fee ($360 per year), and a separate application fee to the AVBC.

More information: 2017-2018 registration and service fee schedule

General registration

Applicants holding a degree, which the Board recognises. 
Click here for further information and application form.

New graduate

New graduates holding a degree, which the Board recognises and who have not been registered elsewhere. 
Click here for further information and application form.

Overseas graduate

(Veterinary practitioners from New Zealand refer to TTMR)

Please check if the Board recognises your degree - Click here for further information.
Graduates from the University of Dublin who graduated between 1987 and 2003 must provide evidence of completion of the National Veterinary Examination (NVE).

Specific registration

Applicants who hold a qualification that is not accredited by the AVBC and recognised by the Board can apply for Specific Registration under section 7 of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997.

Applications for Specific Registration must be submitted at least 10 to 12 weeks before the proposed date of registration. 
Click here for further information and application form

Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (TTMR)

Veterinary practitioners who are currently registered in New Zealand.
Click here for further information and application form.

National Recognition of Veterinary Registration (NRVR)

Veterinary practitioners who are currently holding General or Specialist Registration in another Australian jurisdiction are deemed to be registered in Victoria under the NRVR. This recognition does not apply to veterinary practitioners who hold Specific or Non-Practising Registration. 
Click here for further information about General Registration and application form

Non-practising registration

Registered veterinary practitioners who are retiring; working outside the veterinary profession; undertaking parental leave or full-time child rearing, can maintain their connection with the veterinary profession through Non-Practising Registration.

Specialist registration

Registered veterinary practitioners who wish to be endorsed as a Specialist. Please remember to complete both the AVBC application form as well as the Board's application form.
Click here for further information and application form.

Restoration

Veterinary practitioners who were previously registered in Victoria within the last two years can apply to be restored to the Register through Restoration application process.
Click here for further information and application form.

Re-registration

Veterinary practitioners who were previously registered in Victoria but have not been registered for two years or more, can apply to be restored to the Register through Re-Registration application process.

Please note the Board can grant registration under section 6(3) of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997, subject to conditions, limitations or restrictions that the Board deems suitable.
Click here for further information and application form.

Letter of professional standing (LOPS)

When applying for registration in another jurisdiction (Interstate or Internationally) you will require a LOPS. Please complete the LOPS form and send with payment via email or post to the Board. LOPS are valid for three months.

If you will not be renewing your registration at the end of the current registration period and please apply for Non-Practising Registration or complete the Voluntary Removal Form and have your name removed from the Register.

LOPS form
(Adobe PDF File)

Voluntary removal

For veterinary practitioners who no longer wish to be registered. Please submit the completed voluntary removal form including your reasons for the request.

If you are not renewing your registration at the end of the current registration period and please apply for Non-Practising Registration or complete the Voluntary Removal Form and have your name removed from the Register.
Voluntary Removal Form
(Adobe PDF File)

FAQs

No longer wish to hold practising registration in Victoria?
No longer wish to be registered in Victoria?